WMU News

Gold Company set for annual Miller Auditorium shows

Feb. 2, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Gold Company, Western Michigan University's award-winning vocal jazz ensemble, gives two performances this weekend at Miller Auditorium.

Known for its fun-filled shows with comedy, costumes and choreography, Gold Company performs at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6 and 7.

Widely recognized as one of the most successful and prestigious collegiate vocal jazz groups in the world, Gold Company has appeared throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Under the direction of Dr. Stephen Zegree, this high-energy ensemble combines musical elements from the traditional choral style with stylistic characteristics from the jazz vernacular, emphasizing improvisation and swing.

Gold Company has appeared with guest artists including Bobby McFerrin, Janis Siegel, Mark Murphy, Rosemary Clooney, Jon Hendricks, and Don Shelton and Bonnie Herman of The Singers Unlimited. In addition, Gold Company has had the honor of performing arrangements specifically written for the group by talents such as Gene Puerling, Clare Fischer, Darmon Meader, Michele Weir, Gold Company alumna Jennifer Shelton and others.

Gold Company has made several audio and video recordings and has been awarded more than 20 "deebee" awards from Down Beat Magazine.

Regular ticket prices range from $14 to $20 depending on seat location. Call (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, order online at www.millerauditorium.com or visit the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or the Epic Center Box Office downtown.

Gold Company's performances at Miller Auditorium are sponsored by AM 590 WKZO and Coca-Cola.

Media contact: Kevin West, 269 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu


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